The very mention of performance reviews is enough to induce groans in most employees, and who can blame them? No one likes getting negative feedback, and everyone likes hard-earned pay raises. However, there’s no reason why managers can’t make performance reviews a positive experience on both sides of the table. The overarching goal of performance reviews should always be an outcome that benefits both the staff and the larger organisation.
As Brexit uncertainty is set to continue well into 2020 and beyond, the world of recruitment – like so many others – is shrouded in unpredictability as the New Year beckons. There are some emerging and continuing trends we can identify though as the first year of the ‘Roaring ‘20s’ gets underway.
Bosses and managers all have a vision of what the perfect candidate looks like; maybe they have endless years of experience or have a skillset that not many people have. However, nothing is more frustrating than getting your dream candidate started on the hiring process, only for them to drop out at the last minute.
Meeting new people can be nerve wracking enough, but meeting strangers who are about to assess your capability at work is even more so. While some people are unaffected by nerves, most of us suffer from them to some degree, especially in high-pressure scenarios like job interviews. Whatever your reason for needing a new job, the whole process can be stressful. Of course, it can be exciting too, but there are certain to be some concerns as you work your way through the job hunting process. The biggest of these is navigating the interview.
Being a graduate can greatly improve your job prospects, but with so much competition around, you need to put a job-hunting strategy in place to secure your dream role.
Understanding how to achieve your career goals can be a daunting prospect. While there is much help and advice available, it can be very difficult to know where you’re supposed to begin. Here you’ll find four key practical tips that you can use to start determining your very own career plan.
Exit interviews can be an incredibly useful exercise for any business, yet not all HR departments carry them out and even fewer see any real value to them. If you fall into either of those categories then we want you to think again.
Employees are the driving force in all organisations. They are the definitive line between profitability and loss, and should any illness befall them, you can expect that your bottom line will drop drastically. Workplace wellness programme supporters understand that, and so they champion wellbeing through workplace fitness programmes and medical schemes. Mental health is also increasingly being adopted into workplace wellness programmes.
Moving jobs, or even careers, is a big change, and one that deserves serious thought whatever your stage in life. Taking the time to think about what you’re looking for in your new role will maximise the chance that your move will be successful and impactful in the long term.
You have found the perfect job and managed to secure an interview…but are you right for each other?
The majority of organisations spend time and effort searching for the right candidates which fit in with their mission statement and culture, but how much research should you do prior to your interview?
Your recruitment company will be able to point you in the right direction, as they have been fully briefed by the client; however, there are a few steps you can take to make sure you and your chosen company are a perfect fit.